November 11, 2013 (16 comments)
The Cleveland Indians have a lot of decisions to make this offseason, but with their current crop of free agents still making up their minds, it's hard to predict where the Indians will go for free agent or trade help. While we are waiting, let's take a look at some potential "newcomers" within the system. In this week's Power Poll, which potential rookie or potential minor leaguer will have the most impact with the Indians in 2014?
November 6, 2013 (11 comments)
We are a week into the Hot Stove season of the 2013-2014 baseball season, and the rumors and innuendos are already at play. Chris Perez is gone, Jason Giambi is back, and Ubaldo Jimenez, Scott Kazmir, Joe Smith and Matt Albers are leaving/staying/leaving/staying. Terry Francona has reached out to an old friend in Tim Hudson, and the ball is rolling at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario. Join Jim Pete as he weaves through it all...
October 31, 2013 (15 comments)
The Cleveland Indians embark on an important offseason today, as they look to build upon their incredulous journey from baseball obscurity to the playoffs in 2013. While many are focusing on the potential free agents and trade candidates out of the gate, the reality is that the Indians won't make any major moves until their own free agents are addressed. Do the Indians have their RubberDucks in row, and will they make the right moves? Join Jim Pete at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario, as we take a close look.
October 16, 2013 (13 comments)
The Cleveland Indians head into the 2013-2014 offseason with free-agent questions looming in front of them. Before Chris Antonetti and Terry Francona can answer those questions, they need to figure out just how much money they'll have to play with to potentially sign their internal free agents, before looking elsewhere next month. Join Jim Pete as he takes an early look at the Indians money situation heading into 2014, as well as some other internal player questions they'll need to answer in the coming weeks.
October 9, 2013 (41 comments)
The Cleveland Indians are putting their 2013 season behind them, and while the 92-win season was a massive improvement from the 2012 debacle, this team is just getting started. What will the Indians do in 2014? Will they trade Asdrubal Cabrera? Will they sign Ubaldo Jimenez? Will they sign Asdrubal Cabrera? Will they fix Trevor Bauer? Will Jose Ramirez start the year off in Cleveland, and where? Join Jim Pete as ponders what may happen in 2014.
October 7, 2013 (11 comments)
The Cleveland Indians are facing an extremely difficult offseason in which both Ubaldo Jimenez and Scott Kazmir are entering free agency. Obviously, both pitchers rounded into a form that is reminiscent of their dominant years with both Colorado and Tampa Bay. The question is, do you sign both pitchers, or do you have to temper your offers based on the simple fact that Justin Masterson is a free agent in 2014? Join Jim Pete for this week's power poll.
October 2, 2013 (8 comments)
The City of Cleveland is in the midst of a Indians' summer, and there's an all to familiar buzz surrounding the North Coast that's been absent for the past six years. The Indians are facing off against a fellow small market team tonight at 8:00 at Progressive Field, and many feel that the Indians are in over their head. Join Jim Pete as he talks about the history of Cleveland's October buzz, reminisces about Terry Francona's first press conference buzz on October 8 of last year, and looks at where this buzz may be going this year and beyond.
October 2, 2013 (1 comments)
Join IBI's Jim Pete and Michael Hattery as they take a closer look at Wednesday's match-up between the Cleveland Indians and the Tampa Bay Rays. Hattery and Pete talk all things wildcard, including what to make of the Indians line-up, should Jason Giambi start, the matchup between Salazar vs. Cobb (and why Salazar is truly elite), the Indians line-up and roster choices, why Carlos Santana at #4 and #5 in the order may prove to be key players offensively for the Indians, how Jason Kipnis could be the breakout star, why Michael loves Lonnie Chisenhall, and who will ultimately win this ballgame.
October 1, 2013 (20 comments)
The Cleveland Indians will be facing off against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night, and while the Rays have a more storied recent history, the 2013 version of both teams will be like looking into the mirror. Which team will have the advantage in this one-game playoff? Join Jim Pete to see if the numbers separate the teams, or if they just muddy things up.
September 30, 2013 (2 comments)
Join Smoke Signals' Tony Lastoria and Jim Pete as they take on several important topics for the Cleveland Indians as they head to the wildcard game on Wednesday. How good has Ubaldo Jimenez been in 2013? Smoke Signals takes an in depth look at the Indians' new ace, and just how good he's been since he was bumped from his Detroit Tigers' start at the beginning of August? Tune in to our new "podcast," and let us know what you think?
September 29, 2013 (5 comments)
THE CLEVELAND INDIANS ARE GOING TO THE PLAYOFFS!!!! Join IBI as we take a journey through today's victory with some photos from around the internet. Let's get ready for Wednesday!!!! Keep visiting IBI throughout the night, as we add more photos from today's victory celebration!!!
September 29, 2013 (0 comments)
The Cleveland Indians have won the wildcard, and folks, it's time to finally talk about the postseason with a firm grasp on what the Tribe will have to do to take it to the next step. Join IBIs Michael Hattery, Steve Orbanek and Jim Pete as they talk Indians baseball, what this win means, the playoff sellout...and oh yeah...the Browns and Buckeyes won too. We may get to that as well...;) LET'S GO TRIBE!!! Tune in to C.S.I. at 9:00!!!
September 29, 2013 (16 comments)
The Cleveland Indians will play past the final day of the regular season. In the last week of the season, manager Terry Francona "demoted" Chris Perez from the role of closer, focusing instead on a "bullpen by committee." While that seemed to answer the Perez questions in close games, what does that mean for Perez and the Indians in the immediate future? Join Jim Pete with this week's IBI Power Poll.
September 27, 2013 (5 comments)
Join Cleveland Sports Insiders' Jim Pete and Michael Hattery as they tackle several important topics for the Cleveland Indians as the final week of the season heads into overdrive. Is Chris Perez going to be a clubhouse nuisance if he's removed as closer? Who will start the final game of the season, and who will start the playoff game, and is Michael Brantley the smartest player on the Indians' roster? Tune in to our new "podcast," and let us know what you think?
September 25, 2013 (4 comments)
In one five minute span of baseball, the Cleveland Indians went from the high of being three outs away from winning their fifth game in a row, to giving up a ninth inning lead and watching the Astros fall behind the Rangers. Another Cleveland implosion. Then something funny happened. Jason Giambi stepped up to the plate and launched the biggest home run at Progressive Field in recent memory...and the Indians won. Join Jim Pete as he looks at the two players that put the entire town in their own personal roller coaster.
September 21, 2013 (3 comments)
The Cleveland Indians are in a fight for their playoff lives, but now the proud holders of one of the two wildcard slots, actually control their own destiny. The Tribe is one of six teams fighting or the final two slots realistically viable in the American League, and with a remaining schedule against teams that are a combined 7-23 over their last 30 games, seemingly have destiny at their doorstep. Take a journey through the final six, and pick your two wildcard slots, as IBI's power poll returns...
September 18, 2013 (4 comments)
The Cleveland Indians aren't glitz, and they certainly aren't glamor. This team is built around a group of players that are even-keeled, even-tempered and share similar skills and abilities. This week, Jim Pete talks about how this team is the epitome of that term, and how their win in game two showcased just how this team can look very, very good, and very very bad, all at the same time. Is it good enough to make the playoffs? Find out in this week's Corner of Carnegie and Ontario...
September 15, 2013 (1 comments)
The Cleveland Browns have put up 16 points on the season. For those counting at home, that surely isn't a lot. While some of that can be attributed to Josh Gordon's suspension, much of that has to do with just a bad offense.Michael Hattery and Jim Pete will talk Browns football, but also dive into the Indians once again climbing from the ashes by dominating the hapless Chicago White Sox. Join Jim and Mike for your weekly dose of Cleveland Sports Talk, at 9:00!!!
September 12, 2013 (4 comments)
The Indians may be running into a buzz saw in the form of the Kansas City Royals, who has a nice mix of solid starting pitching, a trending offense and a tough-as-nails bullpen. While many Tribe fans point to the Indians potentially catching playoff lightning in a bottle, it's the Royals who seem to be coming together at the right time. All is not lost though, as the eternal optimist, Jim Pete, takes a look through Royal blue sunglasses from his perch at the Corner of Carnegie and Ontario.
September 8, 2013 (1 comments)
It's been a very "developmental" year in Carolina, and while the Mudcats weren't a winning ballclub with regards to wins and losses, they sure did have a boatload of offensive talent come through Five County Stadium. Was the season a successful one? It depends on what your definition is for success? If you're an Indians fan looking for a bank of players, Carolina was the place to be. Join Jim Pete for one last fishing expedition for the 2013 season.